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AD 1203: Robin Hood must turn the tide of war.

Normandy ablaze...

AD 1203: England and France are locked in a brutal struggle for power. The fate of the embattled duchy of Normandy is in the hands of the weak and untrustworthy King John. Facing disaster, he calls for help from a former outlaw - Robin Hood.

The Earl of Locksley...

As King Philip II's army rips through the Norman defences, Robin - the Earl of Locksley - leads a savage mercenary force into battle under the English banner, supported by his loyal lieutenant Sir Alan Dale. But defeat is only one castle away.

The Iron Castle

The most powerful fortress in Christendom, only Château Gaillard can resist the French advance. Robin and Alan must defend this last bastion against overwhelming force - for if the Iron Castle falls, Normandy will fall with it.

©2014 Angus Donald (P)2014 Isis Publishing

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Great book

This is a great addition to the Outlaw series. Well written and well read. Excellent!

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I loved it.

Great story well told. I felt like I was right there with them. worth your time.

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More adventures of the pious idiot Allen Dale

Not much about Robin Hood, mostly a story about the self righteous arseling Allen Dale full of hypocrisy and poor decisions

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  • Simon
  • 03-08-19

Totally Addicted!

Okay, so I do a little Outlaws Chronicles from time to time. I can handle it, I could stop any time I wanted to . . . actually I think I will for a short while at least as I would like to finish the series in one go. This is, however, hugely addictive stuff, if you get into this Robin Hood and Alan Dale you'll struggle to get out.

This is the story of a great siege and a telling one about King John. The siege is brilliantly detailed and Donald pulls out all the stops, there are few aspects of medieval sieges that don't at least get a nod.

Excellent stuff!

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  • D1g
  • 01-18-17

Historical fiction at its best!

a great series to work through to understand a bit of history. a good read.

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  • 01-06-21

Excellent read.

Narrated very we, and I was interested to learn more about this period of history.

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  • Walter
  • 11-27-16

Great story but I have concerns for the future...

Given how big a character clear-out we had in Grail Knight I wondered what would happen next, but I shouldn't have been concerned. Another great plot, well written and superbly read BUT... a bitter, beautiful former lover of Alan Dale who is bent on revenge. It all sounds a touch familiar. But I've bought Kings Assassin anyway and hopefully there won't be any hackneyed plot lines....

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-19

brilliant

Another amazing book in the series. highly recommend this book and the all the others in the series.